Meet Golf House Kentucky's 2022 Interns
Golf House Kentucky has six interns for the summer of 2022 who will be assisting with different workings within the Kentucky Golf Association, Kentucky PGA and Kentucky Golf Foundation. Check out who we have on our team over the course of the next few months and be sure to say hello to them when you see them on the golf course!
Joe Davis was born in raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He was attending the University of Louisville until he transferred to Bellarmine. Now a senior in college, he will soon graduate with his degree having majored in sports management major with an exercise science minor. Joe was the Golf House Kentucky Media Intern in 2020 and has been with the maintenance staff at Woodhaven Country Club for the last couple seasons. Returning to GHK as an Operations Intern, Joe hopes to continue furthering his career in the golf industry.
Lexis Fickel is one of two interns launching the James J. Kirchdforfer Golf Fellowship this summer. With that role, Lexis will spend much of her time supporting golf courses in Kentucky partnered with Youth on Course, growing the YOC Caddie program, and reporting on the program’s rounds played. She grew up in Logan, Ohio and now plays college golf with the University of Findlay. She set numerous records while playing high school golf at Logan High School before graduating in 2019. She is beginning a transition from Ohio to Kentucky, as her family is moving to Elizabethtown.
Jocelynn Magan is from a small farm town in Ohio County, Kentucky. As a sophomore at Western Kentucky University, she is studying sales marketing with a minor in communications. Jocelynn has owned her own business, is a pharmaceutical technician, and is now the Media Intern for Golf House Kentucky this summer. With this internship, she hopes to apply what she's been studying at school to the real world, while also networking with people across Kentucky. In her free time, she enjoys reading, photography and traveling.
Graham Sandefur grew up in Owensboro, Kentucky with a love for golf and basketball. For college, he attends the University of Louisville where he is a sophomore pursuing a double major in sports and business administration. After working at The Country Club of Owensboro and officiating intramural sports at his university, Graham wanted to learn more about the ins and outs of tournament operations, meet new people, and explore the beautiful golf courses of Kentucky. So, he applied for the Golf House Kentucky Operations Internship and he is happy to be on staff this summer.
Zach Smith is a senior at the University of Louisville studying sports and business administration with a minor in marketing. Also born and raised in Louisville, he knew his passion for golf couldn’t be overlooked. During the semester, Zach works as a Secretary in The Dean’s Suite within the College of Business at the University of Louisville. At Woodhaven Country Club, he has worked on their maintenance crew and inside the golf shop. As the third Golf House Kentucky Operations Intern, Zach hopes to make connections with the golfers, pros, and staff as well as learn the inner workings of other golf courses around Kentucky.
This is Rebekah Upchurch’s second straight summer interning with Golf House Kentucky. After spending her time in 2021 as an Operations Intern, she returns this summer as one of the organization’s first James J. Kirchdorfer Golf Fellows. She played college golf with the Georgetown Tigers and graduated earlier this spring after majoring in engineering with a minor in mathematics. She’s excited to once again share her love of golf with others, particularly while working with tasks centered around Youth on Course Kentucky.